In the lead up to spring, entertaining guests becomes more frequent and I do enjoy putting out a nice spread of cheese and biscuits. A mixture of cheese, bickies and dips are a great way to start a conversation, while sitting back, relaxing and enjoying the warmer weather.
I was very excited at being given the opportunity to review the Carrol Boyes Cheese Knife: Wound Up.
Carrol Boyes is an iconic South African designer of high end home and lifestyle items. Mixing a passion for sculpture with practical functionality, Carrol has created a range of homewares and lifestyle items that are collectibles.
Food safe and lead free, the Wound-Up Cheese Knife is made from pewter. It has a number of spirals around the handle, each a different size and shape forming an overall pleasing design. I like that each piece is handcrafted and has irregularities as I think this adds value to the story of the item.
When I put out the Wound-Up Cheese Knife; there were a number of comments from family members in relation to the look and feel of the cheese knife.
The Wound-Up cheese knife is quite heavy and feels like a good quality item that will last many years. The blade of the knife is sharp and cut through the cheese easily, while the handle was easy to hold for younger children and adults alike.
In addition to the pewter design, the cheese knife is powder coated in a food safe, environmentally friendly substance to enhance the durability of the item. I feel that this is ideal, as the Carrol Boyes items are (in a sense) a work of art, and they are priced accordingly; so, knowing that they have been made to last is reassuring.
To keep your item clean and looking its best, the cheese knife needs to be handwashed in warm soapy water. You can also buff them with a clean soft cloth for best results.
Available From: https://carrolboyes.com/
Reviewed by Lorraine Salvi, Mother of 3, lover of entertaining, who enjoys a good glass of wine with her biscuits and cheese.